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Hydroelectric Production Managers

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

Hydroelectric production managers have a bachelor's degree, three or four years of apprenticeship experience, and several years of work-related experience. This is not an entry-level position and requires advanced knowledge of machines and tools, hydroelectric production equipment and processes, engineering and technology, business and management principles, and industry and government standards and regulations. Successful production managers are organized, have clear communication skills, and are able to identify problems and come up with appropriate decisions that fit within facilities' budgets and meet industry regulations. They must have good listening skills, for gathering information from employees and listening to their concerns and ideas. They are able to work well with others and independently. Attention to details is essential and the ability to plan and prioritize work helps accomplish work goals. Dependable people who are analytical thinkers, have integrity, and are willing to take charge and offer direction and guidance to others do best in this type of work. The willingness to continually learn is also important in this job.

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